Workforce Management

The healthcare market is considered resistant to economic recession, but that doesn't mean it's any easier to hire and keep good workers when dollars are in short supply. Hospitals and clinics often outsource business processes such as clinical documentation and billing and revenue cycle, while working to retain care professionals and other core staff. Despite recent economic downturn, healthcare remains one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the United States.

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With more than 900 locations and upwards of 60,000 employees, Carolinas HealthCare System gives new meaning to the phrase "go big or go home."
September 18, 2014
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"When we look back at the end of careers, or when we look back 10 or 15 years from now, we will have been part of the most exciting, transformational change that healthcare has probably ever undergone," Harold Moscho, vice president of information technology for MultiCare Health System.
September 18, 2014
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Meridian Health System, just a stone's throw from the Jersey Shore, is a fun place to work "because there's so much to do in the community and we're very community oriented," says Rebecca Weber, senior vice president of information technology.
September 18, 2014
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Frankfort Regional Medical Center has been serving the citizens of central Kentucky for nearly 40 years. The 175-bed acute care facility goes about its business of putting patients first while keeping up with the latest technological advances.
September 18, 2014
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Healthcare IT departments spend a lot of time synchronizing technology for their peers, but winning a Healthcare IT News "Best Hospital IT Departments" Award means that IT staff are also proficient at synchronizing themselves. The folks at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn., take pride in doing just that.
September 18, 2014
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CIO Bernie Clement and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center are on a roll, winning a third consecutive Healthcare IT News "Best Hospital IT Departments" award.
September 18, 2014
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Highlands Regional Medical Center is nestled in a rural area two hours east of Lexington, Ky., the heart of the state's coal belt in Appalachia. Not exactly the first place one would think to find a first-rate information technology team.
September 18, 2014
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The 19-person IT department, headed by Dwayne McKee, director of clinical informatics and business intelligence, handles implementation of all clinical and financial systems for the 275-bed organization. In fact, most members of the department have some level of clinical experience or exposure.
September 18, 2014
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Upgrades have been top of mind for the 36-member IT staff at Saint Francis Medical Center, a 280-bed hospital in Cape Giradeau, Mo.
September 18, 2014
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Anchored by its flagship, community-owned Calvert Memorial Hospital, the health system is trying to be a pioneer in Maryland, claiming among the lowest mortality and complication rates in the state -- thanks in part to its advancing digital information backbone, said CIO Ed Grogan.
September 18, 2014
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IT workers at Trinitas Regional Medical Center know that anyone coming to the hospital is not happy to be there, and CIO Judy Comitto understands that makes the job harder -- and perhaps more rewarding.
September 18, 2014
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Union Hospital's information technology staffers see themselves as part of something bigger than bytes and bits.
September 18, 2014
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Education is the cornerstone of advancing a career and recognized to be very important for individuals as an ongoing process for skill development, advancement and expertise. The HIMSS Annual Conference is a HIMSS event in support of the various educational initiatives being implemented in healthcare today.
December 10, 2012
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HIMSS Professional Development continues to provide our emerging professional community with the necessary tools and resources to further a successful career path. CAHIMS is a new HIMSS health IT certification program designed for emerging professionals within the industry.
December 3, 2012
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Another first for HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services! HIMSS Career Services and the BioDistrict of New Orleans will formally collaborate and create career training opportunities that will support the BioDistrict’s quest to create approximately 22,000 jobs during the next eight to 10 years.
November 26, 2012
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We often find ourselves wondering what else we need to do to manage a successful career. Besides a degree, certification or experience what are the “other” pieces?
November 19, 2012
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HIMSS has placed great emphasis on nurturing “Emerging Professionals” in health IT as defined as those with five years or less work experience in health IT. Hence the HIMSS Emerging Professionals community, now greater than 12,000 strong.
November 12, 2012
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The HIMSS CPHIMS credential continues to become widely accepted as the premier certification for health IT career paths. The HIMSS Annual Conference in New Orleans in 2013 will provide an opportunity for attendees to take a CPHIMS review course as well as sit for the certification exam.
November 5, 2012
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Healthcare and IT jobs supporting these advancements will continue to be the fastest growing career paths. HIMSS realizes the need to support those entering these positions and the Emerging Professionals community has been designed to do just that!
October 29, 2012
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As our HIMSS Annual Conference agenda starts to build out, the HIMSS Career Services Center will be once again in full swing to support our membership.
October 22, 2012
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Registration is now open for the HIMSS13 Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans, La. This year, the venue promises to be even more insightful with keynote speakers of a caliber never before seen under one conference event.
October 15, 2012
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HIMSS is an organization built upon diverse membership and accomplishments. With these varied accomplishments come individuals who have gone above and beyond their various skill sets and helped shape the industry that is evolving today. HIMSS Awards Program is geared to acknowledge these industry leaders with various awards and recognitions.
October 8, 2012
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The upcoming HIMSS Emerging Professionals Masters Class webinar series, a quarterly special series in our monthly Emerging Professionals Community, will be co-hosted by the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the AHA.
October 1, 2012
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Partners Healthcare of Boston, Mass., is known nationally and internationally for their medical expertise and setting the pace for healthcare around the world. Now, add to their accomplishments hosting the first HIMSS East Coast Nursing Informatics Institute Day (NII) event.
September 24, 2012
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